Researcher in the pain field since 2006, Dr Hélène Beaudry is currently the Executive Director of the Quebec Pain Research Network. Dr Beaudry received her training as a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University and McGill University where she developed an expertise on opioid pharmacology and optogenetics and was appointed in 2019 as an Adjunct Professor at Université de Montréal. As the QPRN Executive Director, she is involved in putting together teams of Quebec researchers to increase the cohesion and complementarity of actions. She works to create a strong network with academic, private, and patient association partners, both in Quebec and on the Canadian and international levels, to catalyze collaborations. Her active role in strengthening research capacity led to an improvement in the integration of knowledge into practices and policies, and an optimization of research investments.